| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Some heavy storms may be headed toward the Weather Channel.
DirecTV, the El Segundo satellite broadcaster with more than 20 million subscribers around the country, has quietly started distributing a network called WeatherNation just as its deal to carry...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Entertainment and marketing veteran Sandy Grushow is joining the board of the Weather Co., parent of the Weather Channel cable network and Weather.com
A former chairman of the Fox Television Entertainment Group where he oversaw both Fox Broadcasting and...
| Jul 17, 2012
Most candidates — Republican, Democrat or Independent — inevitably say things during their campaigns that are wrong, stupid or deceptive.
President Barack Obama, I'm sure, wishes that he could take back his boast during his 2008 run that he...
| Nov 7, 2012
Now that the candidates have left the hustings (whatever those are) behind, it can be said: This was the cleanest presidential campaign in recent memory, perhaps in American history.
Before you get exercised about Mitt Romney's sketchy tax math or...
| Jul 20, 2012
Once there was an aspiring young political strategist who disrupted a Chicago campaign event for a rival party candidate by inviting homeless to it with promises of free food, drink and more.
Republicans this election season have been attacking "Chicago-...
| Jul 15, 2012
The dog days of July were once a slow time in our presidential campaigns, a time when candidates could take vacations and voters could take a break. The party conventions were still a month or more away; aside from fundraising and backroom strategizing,...
| May 17, 2012
| 12:33 PM
The job of a campaign is to market the candidate in such a way that he gets elected. This may or may not have anything to do with presenting real answers for solving the country’s problems. Usually, it doesn’t.
To attract votes, you go...
| May 23, 2012
| 12:12 PM
They said it would be nasty. This is sandbox stuff compared with what’s probably coming. I’m not sure what the Rev. Wright has to do with our assessment of how qualified Barack Obama is to run the country…after all, we’ve had...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 12:36 PM
Venture-capital fundraising in the U.S. plummeted 35% in the first quarter of 2012 – but the industry is hoping investors are just taking a breather before they begin pledging more funds in earnest.
The total pot at the end of the quarter was $4....
| Apr 10, 2012
In his Wisconsin victory speech last Tuesday, Mitt Romney said, "Washington has to become an ally of business, not the opposition of business."
This to me is a more worrisome statement than his communications advisor's gaffe about Etch-A-Sketches or...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 2:53 PM
Mitt Romney came through this morning's hair-of-the-dog debate in pretty fine shape.
Sure, he was targeted more than in any of the 14 previous encounters, and certainly to a much greater degree than in Saturday night's snoozer at St. Anselm College.